Seeking a Construction Codes Advisory Board Representative

Mayor Ed Murray is seeking candidates for a vacant position on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open position is for a representative of apartment building owners or operators.

The board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and the Department of Planning and Development on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle. The Board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the board’s advisory role to City officials, the board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires considered attention to details of highly technical codes. The City relies on the board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the board’s workload; there may be some months without any meetings or only one meeting a month.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. The individual selected must have perspective, experience and talents that will enhance the board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to board meetings and other board duties.

This position is voluntary and is appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period is Friday, May 1, 2015 to Monday, June 15, 2015.

To apply, complete a New Member Application.  The application is posted on the Construction Code Advisory Board’s webpage at

To get a paper application or ask question, please contact:

Julie A. Hines
DPD Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst
(206) 233-2766

Construction Code Advisory Board Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for new board members on the Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB) has been extended to Wednesday, December 3.  The CCAB board members represent professions and the general public.  We are currently seeking board members to represent:

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Developers/Contractors of Residential Properties
  • General Public

The City of Seattle’s elected officials and DPD depend on CCAB’s board members’ expertise and knowledge in developing legislation affecting the construction of Seattle’s built environment.

The CCAB application is available through the DPD webpage,
, or by contacting:

Julie A. Hines
DPD Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst
(206) 233-2766

Seeking Architect for Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Murray is looking for a new Architect member of the Seattle Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015.

Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for up to 2 two‐year terms. The 10‐member Commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the Commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month. Members cannot contract with the city on any capital improvement project that the Commission reviews. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2014, to:

Michael Jenkins
Director, Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019
(206) 386-4024

North Delridge Action Plan Kick-Off & Advisory Core Team

The North Delridge Action Plan will kick-off the action plan at Delridge Day!

Saturday, August 9
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Delridge Playfield/Park
4458 Delridge Way SW.

Join your neighbors at Delridge Day where there will be food, games, skateboarding, and entertainment. Drop by DPD’s booth to share your ideas about what is important in Delridge. What’s great about Delridge and should be supported? What isn’t working or is missing? What are your ideas for making Delridge an even better place? Your input will help establish the priorities that we’ll address in the North Delridge Action Plan.

To learn more and sign up for our project notices, visit DPD’s website at

Seeking Advisory Core Team Applicants

If you live, work, play, own, worship, etc. in and around the Delridge community, and have an interest in partnering with the city in an advisory role during action plan development, please return your application to by August 1 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Jake Hellenkamp
City of Seattle
Dept. of Neighborhoods
PO BOX 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Fax: (206) 233-5142

  • What is the ACT? The advisory core team (ACT) is a workgroup of 10 – 15 community members who are passionate about their whole community and understand the importance of working with others. Advisory committee members should live, work or spend significant time in the neighborhood and represent a broad range of community interests.
  • ACT Roles. The Advisory Committee will collaborate with the city’s Community Development Team on issues such as helping to engage the wider community, reviewing community input, and creating recommendations that balance community interest. Members are expected to draw on input from the community as well as their own experiences.
  • ACT Selection. The ACT is advisory to the City. The City is soliciting applications and will conduct group interviews. We seek to have a committee that reflects the community’s composition – including those who are often not part of community planning efforts – as well as interests.
  • ACT Commitment. The ACT and City will work together for approximately a year to complete Delridge Action Plan. There will likely be monthly, 2-hour ACT meetings in addition to three large community events. Depending on interest, there may options to continue as part of an organization building and/or implementation phase of the action plan.

To find out more about the ACT and the North Delridge Action Plan contact David Goldberg at or (206) 615-1447.